MONDAY FIELD SESSIONS

FS5
The San Antonio Missions:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Date/Time: Monday, October 31, 2016, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Mission Concepción, Mission San José, Mission San Juan Capistrano & Mission Espada
Fee: $190
Capacity: 25
Dress Code:   Casual, dress in layers with good walking shoes 
CEUs: 6.00
The spectacular collection of Spanish frontier missions centered around San Antonio are our newest UNESCO World Heritage Site!  This field session will take participants to four of the finest examples of Colonial architecture in Texas: Mission Concepión, Mission San José, Mission San Juan Capistrano, and Mission Espada.  Learn about life in the Spanish Colonial era, visit the masterful irrigation engineering project - The Acequia - that provided water to the mission lands, and see the restoration in work in progress at these sites. 

 

FS6
Texas Dance Halls & Painted Churches

Date/Time: Monday, October 31, 2016, 7:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Surrounding area east of San Antonio
Fee: $190
Capacity: 25
Dress Code:   Casual, dress in layers with good walking shoes 
CEUs: 6.00
Join us for an exciting journey into the Hill Country of Texas for a Field Session that will introduce you to both saints and sinners!  Springing up in the late 1800s, Texas Dance Halls were unique venues in their time and today represent the preservation of regional music, dance, and community.  Today, the historic dance halls are in decline, but a dedicated group of individuals are focused on preserving these social resources.  Along with dance halls, the Painted Churches are relics of the strong German and Czech communities that settled in Texas at the turn of the Twentieth Century.  Truly spectacular sites, these churches are not to be missed.

 

FS7
The Engineering of Water

Date/Time: Monday, October 31, 2016, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: San Antonio River and other important water engineering sites throughout the city.
Fee: $190
Capacity: 25
Dress Code:   Casual, dress in layers with good walking shoes 
CEUs: 6.00
Water and the access to water for farming and living were a critical component to both ancient and modern San Antonio.  From the gravity-fed Colonial Acequia irrigation systems to the Espada Dam to the spectacular channeling of the San Antonio River to form the world-famous Riverwalk, the field session will visit important water engineering sites, discuss the importance of water control and conservation, and learn the fascinating history of the evolving relationship between water and life in the San Antonio region.

 

FS8
Cemex Cement Plant Tour

Date/Time: Monday, October 31, 2016, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Cemex Cement Plant Tour: 2580 Wald Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132
Fee: SOLD OUT $75
Capacity: 25
Dress Code:   Casual, dress in layers with good walking shoes 
CEUs: 3.00
San Antonio would not be the city it is today without concrete - and you cannot make concrete without cement!  Join us for a fun and educational behind-the-scenes tour of the Cemex Cement Plant to learn the manufacturing process and regional practices associated with the production of our of our most taken-for-granted materials: Cement.  This field session will learn about the cement manufacture process, cement properties and chemistry, historical changes in cement quality and variation, and the historical and modern uses of cement in the San Antonio area.

 

FS9
The Alamo & The Mission Concepción Frescos Comparison

Date/Time: Monday, October 31, 2016, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: The Alamo and The Mission Concepción
Fee: SOLD OUT $75
Capacity: 25
Dress Code:   Casual, dress in layers with good walking shoes 
CEUs: 3.00
Fresco is a mural painting method that involves the application of pigment with wet plaster and was heavily used during the Spanish Colonial era in the American Southwest.  Take a walk into two 18th-century San Antonio Missions, both included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, with conservator Pamela Jary Rosser. Pam will discuss interior fresco decoration and techniques used to decoratively paint the walls of the two missions.  At the Alamo church, Pam will share with the group evidence of fresco fragments still in tact after the battle of 1836, and afterwards you will walk through Mission Concepcion, San Antonio’s Mission containing the most Spanish colonial frescoes, showing original frescoes as well as the completed restoration projects. 

 

FS10
The Alamo and The Mission Concepción in Scientific Detail

Date/Time: Monday, October 31, 2016, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: The Alamo and The Mission Concepción
Fee: SOLD OUT $75
Capacity: 25
Dress Code:   Casual, dress in layers with good walking shoes 
CEUs: 3.00
Return to both the Alamo Mission and Mission Concepión for an in-depth presentation on the interdisciplinary nature of the conservation science in use at the two historic sites.  Conservation projects, ranging from exterior masonry repair to the restoration of interior finishes, will be discussed with a special focus on the technical treatment and analytical techniques used to identify historic finishes and materials.

 

FS11
Concrete Innovations

Date/Time: Monday, October 31, 2016, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: San Antonio downtown vicinity
Fee: $75
Capacity: 25
Dress Code:   Casual, dress in layers with good walking shoes 
CEUs: 3.00
San Antonio is a city of fabulous concrete.  From staid infrastructure projects to the spectacular San Antonio River channel to the high-concept unitized construction of the Palacio del Rio, join this Field Session on a tour of the history of concrete use in San Antonio.  The tour will include discussions of concrete properties and materials, protection and deterioration, fabrication, and historical construction practices that built the city we see today!

 

 

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